Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MySQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MySQL over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

MySQL
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 90 128
Rank change year-on-year -5 +38 -28
Contract jobs citing MySQL 111 99 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.20% 2.14% 1.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.96% 11.79% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 65
West Midlands median daily rate £434 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.63% -1.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £289 £181 £261
90th Percentile £575 £501 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +200.00% +17.65%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +31.15% -22.47%

MySQL is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 928 840 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.39% 18.13% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 533 771
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% -1.90% +8.97%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £269
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £31.16 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.99% +64.49% -9.81%
10th Percentile £12.07 £20.80 £12.40
90th Percentile £57.05 £53.38 £24.00
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MySQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MySQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 27 £450 - 27
Shropshire -23 25 £430 +14.67% 7
Warwickshire -6 11 £313 +56.25% 8
Coventry -7 11 £450 +28.57% 6
Staffordshire -9 5 £370 +13.85% 14
Solihull 0 4 £400 +19.40% 10
Worcestershire - 3 £450 - 12
Herefordshire -14 2 - - 1
MySQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MySQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MySQL.

1 53 (47.75%) HTML
1 53 (47.75%) CSS
2 48 (43.24%) JavaScript
3 45 (40.54%) PHP
4 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (35.14%) HTML5
6 37 (33.33%) Oracle
7 35 (31.53%) CSS3
8 34 (30.63%) Linux
9 31 (27.93%) Web Services
10 29 (26.13%) SQL
11 26 (23.42%) TDD
12 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
14 22 (19.82%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (18.92%) JSON
15 21 (18.92%) RESTful
16 20 (18.02%) Scrum
16 20 (18.02%) DevOps
17 19 (17.12%) Oracle Database
18 18 (16.22%) Java
18 18 (16.22%) Spring
18 18 (16.22%) jQuery
18 18 (16.22%) REST
18 18 (16.22%) AngularJS
19 16 (14.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 16 (14.41%) MongoDB
19 16 (14.41%) JIRA
19 16 (14.41%) MVC
19 16 (14.41%) User Experience

MySQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.11%) Apache
2 8 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.21%) nginx
3 7 (6.31%) Confluence
4 6 (5.41%) CMS
5 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.50%) WordPress
6 4 (3.60%) Drupal
6 4 (3.60%) JBoss
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.90%) Moodle
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.90%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Windchill
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Magento
2 3 (2.70%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.21%) SaaS
4 7 (6.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.70%) GitHub
6 2 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.80%) Linode
6 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) DNS
1 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.80%) DHCP
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) SSH
2 2 (1.80%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) HTTP
3 1 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) SSL
3 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.82%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (17.12%) Oracle Database
4 16 (14.41%) MongoDB
5 12 (10.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (9.91%) NoSQL
7 9 (8.11%) SQLite
8 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.50%) MariaDB
8 5 (4.50%) Redis
8 5 (4.50%) Riak
9 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.90%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.90%) Power BI
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) JIRA
2 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.81%) Selenium
4 9 (8.11%) Eclipse
4 9 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.11%) Xcode
5 8 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.80%) CircleCI
7 2 (1.80%) git-flow
7 2 (1.80%) Gradle
7 2 (1.80%) Grunt
7 2 (1.80%) MagicDraw
7 2 (1.80%) Maven
7 2 (1.80%) Subversion
7 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.90%) GitLab
8 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (3.60%) Automotive
1 4 (3.60%) Retail
2 2 (1.80%) Legal
3 1 (0.90%) Back Office
3 1 (0.90%) Law
3 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (42.34%) Developer
2 19 (17.12%) Architect
3 14 (12.61%) PHP Developer
4 10 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (8.11%) Applications Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (7.21%) DBA
7 7 (6.31%) Angular Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Tester
8 6 (5.41%) Administrator
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Production DBA
10 4 (3.60%) Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Digital Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.60%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (47.75%) CSS
1 53 (47.75%) HTML
2 39 (35.14%) HTML5
3 35 (31.53%) CSS3
4 31 (27.93%) Web Services
5 21 (18.92%) JSON
5 21 (18.92%) RESTful
6 18 (16.22%) AngularJS
6 18 (16.22%) jQuery
6 18 (16.22%) REST
6 18 (16.22%) Spring
7 16 (14.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (12.61%) LAMP
9 12 (10.81%) Ajax
9 12 (10.81%) J2EE
10 11 (9.91%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (9.01%) XML
12 9 (8.11%) iOS SDK
12 9 (8.11%) J2ME
12 9 (8.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) User Experience
2 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.01%) Mobile App
4 9 (8.11%) Public Cloud
5 8 (7.21%) iPhone
6 5 (4.50%) Clustering
7 3 (2.70%) Replication
8 2 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.80%) Tandem
9 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.63%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Android
2 9 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 9 (8.11%) Unix
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.80%) CentOS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.42%) TDD
3 20 (18.02%) DevOps
3 20 (18.02%) Scrum
4 16 (14.41%) MVC
5 15 (13.51%) Mentoring
5 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (12.61%) OO
7 13 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (9.91%) E-Commerce
9 11 (9.91%) Open Source
10 10 (9.01%) Kanban
10 10 (9.01%) Mobile Development
10 10 (9.01%) SDLC
11 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
11 9 (8.11%) Web Design
12 8 (7.21%) Migration
12 8 (7.21%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.24%) JavaScript
2 45 (40.54%) PHP
3 29 (26.13%) SQL
4 18 (16.22%) Java
5 14 (12.61%) Python
6 12 (10.81%) C#
7 9 (8.11%) Apple Swift
7 9 (8.11%) Objective-C
7 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
7 9 (8.11%) Ruby
8 7 (6.31%) Scala
9 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.50%) XQuery
11 4 (3.60%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.80%) Groovy
12 2 (1.80%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.90%) Go
13 1 (0.90%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) ISTQB
1 6 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.90%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.90%) OCP
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.90%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) Docker
2 6 (5.41%) LXC
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.80%) etcd
4 2 (1.80%) iptables
5 1 (0.90%) Squid
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.11%) HockeyApp
3 7 (6.31%) Puppet
4 6 (5.41%) logstash
5 5 (4.50%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.60%) Ansible
6 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.80%) Consul
7 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.80%) SELinux
7 2 (1.80%) Terraform
8 1 (0.90%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.90%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.90%) Nagios
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) Google
3 9 (8.11%) Twitter
3 9 (8.11%) Xamarin
4 8 (7.21%) Apple
5 7 (6.31%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.41%) AppDynamics
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco
7 5 (4.50%) TIBCO
8 4 (3.60%) hybris
8 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.60%) SAP
9 3 (2.70%) Zend
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.90%) Demandware
11 1 (0.90%) HP
11 1 (0.90%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.90%) VMware